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Cartographies of Survival
With Piel de Lava as guest curators, the first edition of Temporada Fluorescente presents the Buenos Aires premiere of three dramaturgical pieces from Uruguay, Brazil and Finland commissioned in the direction of Argentinean collectives and creators under the curatorial theme El mapa de nuestro tesoro. Cartographies of survival.
Freeshop, by Uruguayan author Victoria Vera and staged by BESA, and Segunda Naturaleza, by Finnish author Pipsa Lonka, directed by the duo Cecilia Meijide and Diego Rosental, will be presented at El Cultural San Martin. Meanwhile, En este Mundo Loco, en esta Noche Brillante, by Brazilian Silvia Gomez, directed by Nayla Pose, will be staged at Estudio Los Vidrios.
In dialogue with the curatorial project and the works, Temporada Fluorescente also presents the Expanded Catalog, a collaborative digital publication that brings together editorial reflections, visual creations and music by multidisciplinary artists Wo Portillo del Rayo and Paco Fernández Onnainty, writer and photographer Lula Bauer, cultural critic Juan Laxagueborde, playwright and screenwriter Leandro Arecco, journalist and writer Soledad Barruti, composer and sound designer Zypce and the authors and directors that make up this edition.
Temporada Fluorescente is a project produced by Plataforma Fluorescente and Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia, in coproduction with Intendencia de Montevideo (Uruguay), Amigos da Arte, Off Produções Culturais (Brazil), TINFO (Finland), with the support of support of Centro Cultural San Martín, Estudio Los vidrios, Mecenazgo Cultural.
Piel de Lava
About the curatorial project
Three women, in three different countries, write works where the sense of imminent collapse clashes with the narratives with which progress, colonialism and patriarchy have carried forward the idea of the world we live in. All these texts think about how to survive, or why to survive. They open questions around that painful sensation. These narratives of the end of a certain world appear here and there, coinciding in time and space, beyond distance. And there also emerge forms of mutual care, as an urgent and necessary resource, as a vital notion of interdependence and the value of recognizing oneself as part of nature and in continuity with it. These works do not give an answer, nor should they have to, but they show us that in the collaborative forms of survival there is the action, the verb, the common language that keeps us alive in dialogue and promises, without pretending results, a possible future from which to be reborn.
By Victoria Vera
Staged by BESA
Year 2006. Paper mills conflict. “Santa Claus is going to die when he crosses the Uruguay River”.
A famous ship crosses the Rio de la Plata in the middle of a storm. What is the catastrophe? The conflict of the paper mills? Being a woman and taking a cab late at night? The fear of losing one’s job? The setting of limits, or the non-existence of any? The modesty of the commonplace and its impunity?
There is an implausible recent past that challenges a present that at times seems just as implausible. Something beats submerged in the unusual and disconcerting map that intertwines two latitudes.
A river that overflows is a revolutionary act, it is revenge and punishment from the gods but also a new opportunity. For what? Perhaps while we laugh at this absurdity, and with a little luck, some answer will come to our minds.
A dialogue between shores, a comedy written in Uruguay and staged in Buenos Aires.
Bianca Vilouta Rando
Mechi Beno Mendizábal
Juan Cruz Santagelo
Milagro De Catamarca
This piece was produced by Plataforma Fluorescente, Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia, Intendencia de Montevideo,
with the support of Centro Cultural San Martín, curated by Piel de Lava, as part of Temporada Fluorescente.
By Pipsa Lonka
Directed by Cecilia Meijide
and Diego Rosental
Nature documentaries cover animals and nature, but humans and their typical behavior are often nowhere to be seen. This glaring gap is
addressed by Second Nature. Pipsa Lonka’s work puts the human animal and species defined as “other” side by side to examine what kind of animal the human is.
Our species is often presented by default as the center of the world, but to what extent is a substantial part of our activity really as conscious and supernaturally intelligent as humanity is often presented?
Is it possible that we are so used to seeing humanity through certain kinds of lenses that we no longer question our own limits and rights as an animal species alongside others?
Our languages and ethical codes recognize what it means to be alive and what it means to die. Only what has lived can die. And yet among us live beings whose life is not the same as ours. What is the intrinsic value of life and to whom does it belong? What about humanity, who is entitled to humane treatment?
Pipsa Lonka (Finlandia)
Diego Rosental (Argentina)
Paula Fernández Mbarak
Agustina Dalmasso López
Diego Morán Vera
This piece was produced by Plataforma Fluorescente, Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia, TINFO and through a special agreement with Agency North Ltd, with the support of Centro Cultural San Martín, curated by Piel de Lava, as part of Temporada Fluorescente.
En este mundo loco, en esta noche brillante
By Silvia Gomez
Directed by Nayla Pose
As planes take off and land in various parts of the world, the routine of the watchful KM 23 is disturbed by the presence of a delirious girl lying on the runway after being
sexually assaulted on this starry night. It is not the first time nor will it be the last time that the Mirador del km 23 is witness to this type of violence, nothing seems to matter on this forgotten road but today there is something different. Those who did it are coming back and they need to stay alive. With absurd and poetic language and acid humor,
the text addresses the relationships of domination and resistance, of conflict and power practiced by humanity since time immemorial. It is a work that is at once political and psychological, local and universal, that contemplates rape as a symptom of a collective system of oppression, from war to the violence of colonization and the abuse to which we subject the planet’s nature.
Silvia Gomez (Brasil)
Nayla Pose (Argentina)
This piece was produced by Plataforma Fluorescente, Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia, Amigos da Arte, OFF Produções Culturais, with the support of Estudio Los Vidrios, curated by Piel de Lava, as part of Temporada Fluorescente.